December 30, 2009

The long road from Gulaal to Rakta Charitra - Abhimanyu Singh

Those who have watched Anurag Kashyap's brilliant film Gulaal will not be forgetting its terrific actor Abhimanyu Singh any time soon. Abhimanyu played a powerful Rajput student-leader, who gets shot to death.

Abhimanyu will be seen at the marquee once again in this week's release Accident On Hill Road.

But it has been a long wait for the actor, who spent 10 struggling years in Mumbai [ Images ] before he bagged a decent role.

"It hasn't been easy," Abhimanyu admits, talking about his long struggle. "Gulaal gave me a chance to channelise my restlessness into a character that had layers of complexity," he said.

Abhimanyu studied in St Stephen's college in Delhi [ Images ] and decided to join the IAS (Indian Administrative Service) or IPS (Indian Police Service), as his parents wished. But he realised that he was not cut out to be a public servant, where he would be required to 'just follow orders.'

"The passion was fading away and I realised that I cannot work somewhere where I will have to say 'yes sir' to every person above me in the hierarchy, even if I don't agree. I wanted freedom to do what I wanted," he said.

His parents were quite upset with his change in career plan. Yet, they supported him and gave him money from time to time.

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Pardesi said...

Bravo for making his own decision! And this man is going places, he was awesome in Gulaal.

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